Monday, April 23, 2012

Jewish Humour: Doctors

Monday Humour

Much of the Jewish humour on this site can be found in this wonderful book: The Encyclopedia of Jewish Humor, compiled and edited by Henry D. Spalding.

This week's humour is focused on doctors
A man wasn’t feeling well so he went to the doctor. After examining him the doctor took his wife aside, and said, “your husband has a very sensitive heart. I am afraid he’s not going to make it, unless you treat him like a king, which means you are at his every beck and call, 24 hours a day and that he doesn't have to do anything himself. 
On the way home the husband asked with a note of concern “what did he say?” 
“Well”, the lady responded, “he said it looks like you probably won’t make it.”

It’s 10 p.m. when the phone rings in Dr. Minkofsky’s house. "It’s Dr. Gold," says his wife, passing him the phone, "I do hope it’s not another emergency."
Dr. Minkofsky takes the phone and says, "Hi, what’s up?" 
"Don’t worry, everything’s OK," replies Dr. Gold. "It’s just that I’m at home with Dr. Lewis and Dr. Kosiner. We’re having a little game of poker and we’re short of one hand so we thought you might like to come over and join us?"
"Sure .... yes, of course," replies Dr. Minkofsky, putting on a serious voice, "I’m leaving right now." And he puts down the phone.
"What’s happened?" his wife asks, with a worried look.
"It’s very serious," Dr. Minkofsky replies. "They’ve already called three doctors."

“Just relax”, the hospital staff kept telling Jim, but it was to no avail. Jim’s wife was in labor and Jim was a nervous wreck. 
After what seemed like a week, to both Jim and the hospital staff, a nurse came out with the happy news, “it’s a girl”, she cried. 
“Thank G-d, a girl”, said Jim, “at least she won’t have to go through what I just went through!”

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